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Hastening Digital Transformation with DevOps and CloudOps

Lawrence TillsonAugust 2, 2019

Currently the dual trends of DevOps and CloudOps are throwing a wrench into the old business models and hatching new updated models. DevOps deals with internal release processes which then changes the systems of innovation while CloudOps deals primarily with IT’s connection to infrastructure and architecture. These wrench wielding trends are well-established within the Mindtrades theme of transformation.

DevOps is the key to unlocking enterprise agility in your company, and it can create a culture of cooperation instead of your staff simply handing tasks off to each other. Once you implement DevOps the real issue becomes how to organize the transformation. You should begin by listing out your processes; identify those that are useful, those that are useful but need an update, and those that are obsolete.

To use DevOps effectively, you should follow these subsequent tips from ‘The Phoenix Project’. First, DevOps should be brought into line with your business strategy. DevOps pilots should be assigned to existing systems. You must start with your projects that will contribute new value and differentiation. You must scour your company for DevOps talent, and if you’re lacking bring some new talent onboard. Finally, treat your small mistakes as learning experiences.

In a recent poll by ServiceNow, 75% of companies responded by saying that a cloud-first approach made their IT departments more relevant to their business. On the flipside, 90% reported that their IT staff lacked the skills to implement a cloud-first plan. Old fashioned deployment methods concentrated on moving IT responsibilities to another department, however, the new methods using multi-cloud systems need to incorporate the same integration principles we’ve outlined for DevOps efficiency.

To guide your transformation, it’s essential to have the right leadership. The best solution is to find a Digital Transformation Officer whose sole responsibility is to oversee the transformation your company will undergo. This responsibility is simply put, but in reality, the DTO will manage hundreds or thousands of various components while making critical decisions. To carry out these difficult feats the DTO must have the authority to act on behalf of the CEO, and to create an environment of decisiveness and accuracy.

Mindtrades can help guide your company down this difficult road. To implement DevOps, CloudOps hiring, and digitally upgrading your enterprise is a seemingly impossible achievement, and Mindtrades is here to lead you down this road and help you modernize and accelerate your transformation. In this day and age, you must transform, or risk being left behind.

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